Mary Mohr

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What Really Happens to Your Body When You Get Acupuncture

The ancient needles are surprisingly similar to painkilling drugs.<p>If you think the average migraine is bad, imagine having one that lasts a <i>week</i>. Then …

Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in May

The month that Netflix shows off<p>Normally in these posts I try to put together some sort of competition-style write-up, pitting the services against one another in a streaming free-for-all. That’s not really going to be necessary this time, because May is all about one thing: Netflix bringing back …

Behind the Internet's Anti-Democracy Movement

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is reportedly a reader of neoreactionary political theory. A tour through the pro-authoritarian philosophy gaining visibility on the right.<p>White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has been in contact via intermediaries with Curtis Yarvin, <i>Politico Magazine</i> …

How Worried Should Environmentalists Be About Trump?

We asked former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Here’s what’s keeping her up at night.<p>In the predawn hours on the fifth morning of the Trump administration, seven environmental activists began scaling a 300-foot-tall construction crane a few blocks northeast of the White House. Reaching the top, …

What You Need to Know When Buying Glasses Online

If you’re shopping for a new pair of eyeglasses, you may get sticker shock when you pick up a pair of frames at your local optician. It certainly …

Shopping

Looking Back With Gratitude On Obama, And His Optimistic Vision Of America

My whole life, I've dreamed of having a home theater. But those are expensive, so instead I did it on the cheap. I got a projector off Craigslist, went to the hardware store and bought some wood to build a frame, then stretched a white canvas over it and stapled it tight.<p>I'm really proud of the …

11 books President Obama thinks everyone should read

Barack Obama is a major bookworm.<p>In his book "Dreams from My Father," he reflected on his lifelong love of literature: "When I wasn't working, the weekends would usually find me alone in an empty apartment, making do with the company of books."<p>Recently, the outgoing US president sat down with New …

Books

How Do You Know That You Love Somebody? Philosopher Martha Nussbaum’s Incompleteness Theorem of the Heart’s Truth, from Plato to Proust

“The alternations between love and its denial, suffering and denial of suffering … constitute the most essential and ubiquitous structural feature of the human heart.”<p>“The state of enchantment is one of certainty,” W.H. Auden wrote in his commonplace book. “When enchanted, we neither believe nor …

Cost-benefit Analysis

Top 50 Netflix movies available now

There are some brilliant award-winning, genre-changing, thought-provoking movies streaming right now on Netflix – UPDATED<p>Struggling to find a movie …

Ryan Reynolds

Read the full transcript of President Obama's farewell speech

Here is an unedited transcript of President Obama's prepared remarks during his farewell address in Chicago, as provided by the White House.<p>---<p>It's good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we've received over the past few weeks. But tonight …

Political Science

Social Security: 3 Crazy (but Effective!) Ways to Get More Benefits

Social Security is a vital way for retirees to make ends meet, and making the most of your Social Security benefits is critical. Plenty of conventional strategies exist that can help you boost your benefits, from delaying before applying for Social Security to making sure that you've maximized your …

Fill Your New Kindle, iPad, iPhone, eReader with Free eBooks, Audio Books, Online Courses & More

Santa left a new Kindle, iPad, Kindle Fire or other media player under your tree. He did his job. Now we'll do ours. We'll tell you how to fill those …

Mitt Romney’s Campaign Finance Director Is Changing How New Yorkers Get Political News

A new challenger has emerged to New York’s long-running political news gatherers—an aggregator in the style of Matt Drudge’s famous <i>Drudge Report</i>, and …

Doctors Are Debating What Endometriosis Really Is—And How to Treat It

To put it simply, endometriosis is hell. The condition, which wreaks havoc on at least one in 10 American women, can result in gushing periods, …

Van Jones: Only a ‘Love Army’ Will Conquer Trump

Van Jones has had some quotable moments in his side gig with CNN recently – telling former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski he was “being a …

What I Learned Binge-Watching Steve Bannon’s Documentaries

He has the next president’s ear. Here’s what 13 hours and 11 minutes of fever-dream conservative viewing says about his dark worldview.<p>Before he directed Breitbart News, before he directed Donald Trump’s insurgent campaign to a surprising victory in November, and before he directed the …

Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2016 (But Shouldn't Have)

It’s a holiday weekend, which probably means you have some down time. What better activity, while you’re digesting that leftover Turkey, than …

Lung cancer cells spread like unanchored tents, study says

<b>Spreading lung cancer cells are like tents which have collapsed and are adrift in the wind, scientists from the University of York have discovered.</b><p>Communication between two proteins is what triggers the cell tent to lose its shape and become unanchored, their research found.<p>This allows the cells to …

Cancer

Read the Letter Aaron Sorkin Wrote His Daughter After Donald Trump Was Elected President

The Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Social Network and mastermind behind The West Wing reacts to Donald Trump being elected the 45th president of the United States in a moving letter written to his 15-year-old daughter Roxy and her mother Julia Sorkin.<p>Sorkin Girls,<p>Well the world changed late last …

Do You Know More About Health Than Donald Trump?

The candidate lacks a basic understanding of the enormous problems with American medical care.<p>On Monday, Donald Trump presented Americans with a puzzle of a sentence: “All of my employees are having a tremendous problem with Obamacare.”<p>At first it seemed like Trump might be admitting to something …

Health Care

Breast Cancer: 10 Foods Women Should Eat

<b>Tomatoes</b><p>Tomatoes may help reduce women’s risk of developing breast cancer! According to Journal of the National Cancer Institute in 2012, the …

Three Household Spray Cleaners I Can't Live Without | shopswell

I recently moved into a gorgeous historic home with all the character and charm you expect out of this type of property. The original hardwood floors …

Top 10 Smart Alternatives to TED Talks

TED talks are great, but there’s a point where they all seem too similar, or are just taxing to muddle through. If you’d still like to enjoy a smart, …

37 Books With Plot Twists That Will Blow Your Mind

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Books

Cybersecurity for Defense: Insider Threat Part 2

In my last blog post, I discussed what an inside threat actually means in the cybersecurity world and why it is so important for the Department of Defense to pay attention to. Now, I’m going to dive a little deeper into tools that DoD and other government agencies can use to help protect its …

Andrew Sullivan: My Distraction Sickness — and Yours

I was sitting in a large meditation hall in a converted novitiate in central Massachusetts when I reached into my pocket for my iPhone. A woman in …

Mind

Mystery four-armed UFO orbits the sun in startling footage that conspiracy theorists claim proves NASA alien cover-up

A gigantic four-armed UFO spotted orbiting the sun is a living space ship feeding from the star's energy, according to conspiracy theorists.<p>Alien …